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Title The private collection of Edgar Degas / Ann Dumas ... [et al. ; translation from the French by Mark Polizzotti]
Published New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art : Distributed by H.N. Abrams, [1997]


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Description xii, 356 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents The Artist-Collector. Degas and His Collection / Ann Dumas. Degas's Devices / Gary Tinterow. Degas and the Collecting Milieu / Ann Dumas -- Artist to Artist. "Three Great Draftsmen": Ingres, Delacroix, and Daumier / Theodore Reff. Manet and Degas: A Never-Ending Dialogue / Mari Kalman Meller and Juliet Wilson-Bareau. Degas and Cezanne: Savagery and Refinement / Richard Kendall. Degas and Gauguin /Francoise Cachin. A Printmaking Encounter / Barbara Stern Shapiro. Degas, Japanese Prints, and Japonisme /Colta Ives -- The Dispersal. Behind the Scenes: Durand-Ruel and the Degas Sales / Caroline Durand-Ruel Godfroy. The Metropolitan Museum's Purchases from the Degas Sales: New Acquisitions and Lost Opportunities /Susan Alyson Stein. "The Most Talked-about Sale of the Season": Critical Reaction to the Degas Collection Sales / Rebecca A. Rabinow. The Degas Collection Sales and the Press: Selected Reviews and Articles / Rebecca A. Rabinow
Summary In a series of essays, some previously published and some written for this book, major scholars discuss, from various perspectives, Degas's collection and its relation to his own art
When Edgar Degas died in 1917, his enormous art collection, consisting of several thousand paintings, drawings, and prints, came to light. This remarkable assemblage included great numbers of works by the French nineteenth-century masters whom Degas revered - Delacroix, Ingres, and Daumier - and at the same time demonstrated Degas's profound interest in the art of certain of his contemporaries, particularly Manet, Cezanne, Gauguin, and Mary Cassatt. Dispersed when it was sold at auction in 1918 during the bombardment of Paris, the collection is now the subject of both an illuminating exhibition and this accompanying catalogue
Notes Catalog of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Oct. 1, 1997-Jan. 11, 1998
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Exhibitions.
Art -- Private collections -- France -- Exhibitions.
Art, French -- Exhibitions.
Art, French -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Dumas, Ann.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
LC no. 97017882
ISBN 0810965127 (Abrams)
0870997998 (paperback)